It's a baby, see

First off I have to start by saying that the title of this post must be read in your best 1920s mobster voice hah! Now on to the important stuff...We saw the baby for the first time today! It was one of the most beautiful things I've ever experienced. The baby was moving around and we could see the heart beating and it was just so cool. We also found out the gender but we aren't going to spill the beans about that until next week :)  

I will be 16 weeks along on Saturday and feeling mostly great! I think I'm pretty much over the hump of the nausea and all that fun stuff. Although I don't know how all the pregnant mommas are rocking it at the gym with all that energy! 

We decided to do a monthly bump photo if you'd like to follow along. Our friend Carol affectionately nicknamed our little one Gilmerino (Gilmer+Bambino) so the series is titled that up in the galleries until we reveal the name. The first three months are in this post :)

We are so overwhelmed by all the love and support you all have shown us. It is so comforting to know we have such an incredible support system for such an incredible task we've been gifted with. You guys are seriously amazing and we love you tons.  

Happy Birthday my Love

Today is the birthday of the most amazing person I have ever met, and I am not exaggerating at all when I tell you that. Ever since the very first day I met her I have been in awe of her. Its actually really hard for me to put it into words but if you know her than you know what I am talking about. She has a way about her that just breathes live into situations she is a part of. She sees life in a unique and beautiful way and I am constantly inspired and amazed by her and I am more in love with her than the day we met. 

As we found out that we are going to be parents soon, my love for her has grown even so much more, which I wasn't sure was possible.  Our kid is only the size of an apricot (at least that's what the app says) but I can already see the love in her eyes that she has for our little one. She loves being pregnant and even though calling it a "glow" sounds cliched, its a real thing. She is more beautiful than ever. 

We are moving into the next phase of our life and though I have no desire to rush anything, I can't help but picture the rest of our lives might look like. I picture glimpses of our kids as they grow older and get married and gives us grandkids someday. I picture houses and vacations and pets. I know there will be great times and bad times and many changes, but the one thing I know is that I don't want any of that if Courtney isn't next to me. She is the most amazing person I know and I am seriously the luckiest guy in the world to be starting a family with her. I don't want to spend a single moment of my life without her. 

I love you to the moon and back baby. Happy Birthday.